Tiger Eyes

Synopsis: Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead -- shot in a holdup at his store -- and now her mother is taking 17 year old Davey and her little brother to New Mexico to stay with relatives while she tries to recover. Climbing in the Los Alamos canyon, Davey meets the mysterious Wolf, the only person who seems to understand the rage and fear Davey feels. Slowly, with Wolf's help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. A complicated story of deep human drama. Based on the classic novel,"Tiger Eyes," by Judy Blume.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Lawrence Blume
Production: Freestyle Releasing
  4 wins & 1 nomination.
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92 min

I wonder what it's like

to be dead.

I hope it's peaceful.

Like you're floating.

I hope you don't keep thinking

about how you died.

And why.

Or... how it makes

no sense.

The thing about it is...

it's all so final.

Davey, come on, we gotta go.

I can't find my flats.

Come on, we're gonna be late.

- I can't find the right shoes.

- Borrow a pair of mine.

This kind, generous man.

This loving husband

and father...

who left us much too soon...

...would want us

to remember him

from every portrait

he created...

...every face

that he found fascinating.

Put some dirt on Daddy.

And we're going

to talk soon, okay?

Salad? It's very good.


Your aunt says it's

important to eat.

And what does she know?

She hasn't seen me

since I was five.

It's a nice picture of him,

don't you think?


I took it myself.

In June.

Right in front of the store.

You think it's a good idea

to keep reading about it?

What else am I supposed to do?

I wonder if the cemetery

will get all muddy?

Have to put some kind of

tarp thing over the grave.

Or maybe it will be better

for the grass,

so it could finally grow back.

Why don't you just take a break?

Come out to New Mexico.

I just hate to leave you

in this neighborhood, alone.

Okay, thank you.

We don't want you

to worry about money.

We're in a position to help.

I- I promise I'll pay it back.

So you just call

if you need anything.

Get away! Get out of here!

What are you gonna do about it?

Do you hear me?!

Get away!

It's okay, they're gone.

Go to sleep.

How long will you be

in New Mexico?

Maybe like a week or so.

Don't let her out at night...

Oh, and don't let her drink

out of the toilet bowl.

Don't worry, I'll take

good care of her.

I know.

Bye, Minka.

Look, a balloon!

Honey, get your head

back inside.

This is a moving car.

Of the world's largest

hot-air balloon festival.

Walter, watch the road.

I'd like to go up on one

of those balloons.

It's beautiful to watch, honey,

but only a fool

would actually go up in one.

Well, then I guess I'm a fool.

If Davey's going, I'm going.

Nobody's going.

It's a moot point.

Walter, watch the road.

What's a moot?

It means it doesn't

matter, honey.


it's not going to happen.

I'd like to go up...

Never come down.

Wow, it's really pretty here.

It's like

we're in another world.

Well you can see why Oppenheimer

chose Los Alamos

as the site for "Project Y."

What's "Project Y"?

It's a codename for

building the atomic bomb.

And Los Alamos

is the secret place

where the scientists worked

when they were developing it.

Bitsy works as a guide

at the museum.

She knows everything

about this place.

So, we're in a secret place,

where nobody can find us?

Well, it's not that much

of a secret anymore.

Wow, look at this house!

When we brought this house,

we expected

to raise a family here.

- Didn't we, Walter?

- We did.

But... C'est la vie.

We're just so happy

you're here.

We want you to have

a wonderful time.

It's not like we're on vacation,

Aunt Bitsy.

I know that, Davey.


You take care of a car,

it'll last for a long time.

Like this little beauty.

253,000 miles and

still going strong.


Make sure you wear that helmet.

And use plenty of sunscreen.

You're at 7,500 feet here.

Okay, Aunt Bitsy.

Be careful!




Can you hear me?

Can you?


You okay?

Who, me?

Yeah, you.

I thought you were in trouble,

the way you were calling out.

I'm fine.

What are you doing down here?

Just thinking.

- Is there a law against that?

- No, no law against thinking.

Except, you're alone.

So, I'm alone.

You're alone too.

Yeah but, I mean, I've had

plenty of experience.

And who says I haven't?

You don't know your

ass from your armpit.

You mean elbow, don't you?

- Are you always so friendly?

- When I feel like it.


You're thirsty...

You came into the canyon

with no water?

- I forgot it.

- Here.

Hey, easy, easy.

You'll get sick.

So, what's your name?

Uh, you can call me...


Is that a first name

or a last name?


Let's get going.

I gotta be somewhere

in an hour.

So, go.

You're going with me.

Guess again.

To be called up by

Search and Rescue later, ok?

I got other things to do.

Do you live around here?

Do you live around here, Wolf?

The harder time you're going

to have climbing.

And next time,

bring some water

and a friend with you.

- It's safer that way.

- I don't have any friends here.

Well, maybe you should

make some.

So, uh...

So, what's your name?

You can call me...



Is that a first or a last?


And over here are duplicates

of the first atomic bombs,

"Fat Man" and "Little Boy".

They were detonated over Japan,

in August, 1945.

Now, these are the only two

atomic weapons

ever used in warfare.

They represent

one of the greatest

scientific achievements

of all time.

And both bombs were designed,

fabricated, and assembled

right here in Los Alamos.

They killed a lot of people,



And in the next room...

How many people did they kill?

It was something like 220,000.

Okay, thank you.

Sarah's dad got blown up

in a war

and now he has a metal brain.

Uh, does anyone have

any questions?

Does Uncle Walter make bombs?

Uncle Walter is involved

in Research and Design

for National Security.


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Lawrence Blume

Lawrence Andrew Blume (born 1963) is an American filmmaker. He was named among the "Ten Rising Stars of Comedy" by The Hollywood Reporter for his first feature-length film, Martin & Orloff, which premiered at the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and made its television debut on Comedy Central. His most recent feature film, Tiger Eyes, an adaptation of the young adult bestseller written by his mother, Judy Blume, was released in 2013. Currently, he is directing the thriller Under The Black Sun and the romantic comedy Snooze Bar. more…

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